Krishna and his favorite shelter from a storm

Varsha Vihara

Indian, Pahari
about 1825
Attributed to The Family of Nainsukh


Object Place: Kangra style, Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 29.7 x 21.1cm (11 11/16 x 8 5/16in.) Other (Image only): 16.9 x 24.4 cm (6 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2614

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Reverse: at top, in Devanagari, cut off at end: "ke ki ke pukar dharavat ki dhukar mahan jhili jjhukardagaparrtan meri he..." Translated into English in old hand below: "Crying of peahens, crying of yokels, shrill crickets cry; hath felt not be me, O..."

Provenance

By 1916, purchased in India by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection